Add these Cincinnati Black events to your calendar.

Cincinnati has an amazing arts community. For a city of our size, we can experience the opera, symphony, ballet, theater, museums, choral music, modern dance and a variety of other art forms. We are also very fortunate that African-American artists routinely display their talents right here in the Queen City.

Be sure to ask about any special deals, discount options, community performances or same-day options. If there are events we have missed, please submit them to The Voice of Black Cincinnati Calendar.

Check out our featured events!

It’s A Great Time To Be A Dad CelebrationIt's A Great Time To Be A Dad Cincy
Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy
October 21

This FREE celebration will include a great panel of local leaders who will discuss fatherhood and what it means to put your family first, healthy relationships, parenting tips and raising healthy children.  Food and prizes too. 


Nelson Mandela

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Exhibit
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
September 1 – January 1, 2019

The exhibit commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality.


Miss Bennet: A Christmas at Pemberley Play
Playhouse in the Park
October 13 – November 10

This charming and clever sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice showcases African American actress Ayana Workman taking center stage. Tickets $35.40 – $75.40 and can be purchased online or by calling 513-421-3888. 


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Imani Winds ConcertImani Winds Cincinnati
Aronoff Center
October 23

Enjoy new jazz work from this quintet. Tickets are $30 and are available to purchase online.


Cincinnati live jazz musicVanessa Rubin
The Greenwich
October 27

She will be joined by her talented organ trio The Motor City Groove Collective.



Stephen MarleyStephen Marley
Memorial Hall
October 30

Grammy-winning reggae artist, and son of Bob Marley, Stephen Marley will bring his acoustic tour to Cincinnati.


Nelly concertNelly featuring Juvenile
BB&T Arena
November 1

Nelly will be bringing the heat and performing at BB&T Arena with special guest Juvenile this fall.


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BWCSF 10th Anniversary Celebration Cincinnati ConcertBlack and White Cancer Survivors Foundation Concert
Duke Energy Center
November 2

This celebration is hosted by Lincoln Ware, will kick off with Cincinnati’s own 2nd Wind followed by nationally known Con Funk Shun who will bring the house down. Tickets are $45 – $65 and can be purchased online


Black and White Cancer Survivors GalaCincinnati Cancer Survivors Gala
Duke Energy Convention Center
November 3

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online. Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early because no dinners will be given after 8:30 p.m. 


Cincinnati KingCincinnati King
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
November 3 – December 23

Cincinnati King shines a spotlight on the revolutionary King Records music label and its Queen City roots.



Jonathan Bailey HollandJonathan Bailey Holland and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
November 9 – 10
Cincinnati Music Hall

Composer-in-Resident Jonathan Bailey Holland makes his world premiere of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. The concert will feature the Classical Roots mass choir along with other vocalists. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online


Read to Lead Fundraiser Blue Jean JamCincinnati Blue Jean Jam Party
November 10
Wyoming Civic Center

Celebrate literacy with a purpose. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. Tickets are $30 at door.


Us Against the World Mann Family TourMann Family Tour
Taft Theatre
November 11

Tamela Mann and David Mann will be joined on tour with their son David Mann, Jr. and daughter Tia Mann. Click the link for discount codes!


Anime ConcertAmine Cincinnati
November 23

Get ready to bob your head at this rap concert. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. VIP packages are available. 


Nat King ColeAn Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Experience
Aronoff Center
December 5 – 7

Stars Evan Tyrone Martin as Nat King Cole. Click the link for discount codes!


Gary Owen CincinnatiGary Owen
Taft Theatre
December 15

Gary Owen celebrates his homecoming with a comedy show.


Lin Manuel Miranda CincinnatiIn the Heights
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
January 19 – February 17, 2019

Set to a hip-hop and Latin-flavored score and featuring high-energy choreography, In the Heights captures the vibrant spirit of a tight-knit, New York community.



Trevor Noah Loud & Clear Comedy TourTrevor Noah Cincinnati
Aronoff Center
February 1, 2019

The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Tickets prices range from $39.50 – $95 and can be purchased online, by calling 513-621-2787 or visiting the Aronoff Center Box office. 


August Wilson CincinnatiTwo Trains Running
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
March 2 – 30, 2019

Part of the American Century Cycle, this August Wilson Cincinnati premiere paints a compassionate and unforgettable portrait of ordinary people in the midst of transformation.


Boney James Cincinnati concertBoney James Jazz Concert
Taft Theatre
April 17, 2019

Four-time GRAMMY Award nominee and multi-platinum musician Boney James announced his Honestly Tour Spring 2019, named after his latest album. 



Black Violin Cincinnati

Black Violin
Music Hall
April 16, 2019

Hip-hop meets classical violin when nationally-acclaimed band Black Violin makes its much-anticipated return to the Queen City.


Music of Whitney Houston CincinnatiMusic of Whitney Houston
Cincinnati Music Hall
April 23, 2019

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell present The Music of Whitney Houston.


The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans in the region. Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for local news, events, job postings, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses.


Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


  1. These events are great, but one other important one to add to the list is the Small Business Networking Event on Wednesday April 12th 6pm – 9pm at Full Throttle Indoor Karting. This is a great opportunity for Business owners to Promote their business, Network, Build Relationships, and participate in the Business Go-Karting Challenge. Don’t Miss Out, Get Your Tickets:

  2. Another event to mention is the “HBCU Alumni Day Party Series” which kicks off April 22nd at DJs Sports Tavern from 4-9p. This series is 6 events during a period of 6 months from April to September. The objectives are 1) strengthen the network of HBCU supporters/Alumni in the Cincinnati area. 2) Build positive awareness as it relates to HBCUs. 3) To use some of the proceeds to give back by donating to the schalorship fund of a randomly selected local HBCU Alumni Association.

  3. How nice it is to have information on such a wide diversity of events for the African-American please keep publishing this.

  4. Highlighting the positive flow of black energy through our communities unleashes the music found in the soul!!
    I salute the Voice!!!

  5. I deeply appreciate this media for many reasons, the most important being that it makes a serious attempt to have communication that is relevant to me. The community of Cincinnati is not eclectic in its inclusion of the African American voice; even though we make up approximately 42 precent of the population we have very little choice as ir relates choices of media that connects to our concerns. I thank this publications creators for the refreshing change. Thank you.

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